Welcome to the Grown-up Travel Guide 2015 Beer Diary!
A little background info: in December a group of us decided to set up the 2014 Beer Advent Calendar, whereby we would try a new beer each day up until Christmas. We shared our tipples on Facebook and Instagram and a great time was had by all – plus we all got to learn about some fine brews from around the world.
Faced with a sense of emptiness when the challenge was over I decided that 24 days a year was just not enough. Why not a year of beer? And so here we are. I reckon a beer a day can keep the doctor away – but even if not it’ll be fun, right?
Given that a large proportion of the year 2015 will be spent in foreign climes there will be the added element of finding a new brew wherever we travel and there are a huge number of excellent beers available here in Norway too – most of which I doubt any of our readers will have heard of.
Your participation is not only encouraged but required – just use the hashtag #grownupbeerdiary if possible. Add your entries here and/or use our social media channels – whatever works best for you.
To keep it simple follow the same format as we do here: describe your day in a maximum of five sentences, add some info about the beer and a photo or two.
Obscure ales and imports IPAs are always interesting but there’s to be no snobbery here – anything goes, even alcohol-free as we all need a good alternative now and again. We’ll work out the practicalities as we go – but since the first day of the year is nearly over we better get started on this journey around the world – in beer form. Cheers!
Day 126: May 6, 2015
Enjoyed the luxury of an extra hour in bed as both Rebecca and Mari Anne were starting later today.
After breakfast it was straight onto a translation with a 10am deadline, which I just made.
Then it was back to blogging and photo editing.
Wrapped up my flight report for the journey from Frankfurt to JoBurg.
Out for a late but great walk to get some fresh air then home to try one of the new stock I picked up at the beer store today…
Name: Vetlebror Session IPA
Producer: Ægir Bryggeri, Flåm, Norway
Alcohol content: 4.7 %
Bottle size: 500 ml
Purchased from: Gulating Beer Store, Trondheim, Norway
Have got a bit of an IPA thing at the moment and this was an excellent one. Agar have yet to disappoint – on the contrary they produce some of the best beers I’ve tasted this year and this is another cracker. Highly recommended – fruity and full of flavour.